• ATP roundup: Gulbis stuns Isner in Sweden
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    ATP roundup: Gulbis stuns Isner in Sweden

    Latvia's Ernests Gulbis stunned top-seeded American John Isner 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the Intrum Stockholm Open in Sweden. "I was fighting for every point," said Gulbis, who will try for his sixth title and first since 2014. "I think I returned a lot smarter

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    Motor racing: Formula One's 'rainbow range' of tires simplified for 2019

    This season has seen seven colors used in a 'rainbow' range of tires stretching from super-hard through hard, medium, soft, super-soft, ultra-soft and hyper-soft. Pirelli told reporters at the U.S. Grand Prix that the number of compounds available to teams would become known in December after

  • WTA roundup: Goerges claims Luxembourg title
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    WTA roundup: Goerges claims Luxembourg title

    Top-seeded German Julia Goerges claimed her second title of the year on Saturday, beating Switzerland's Belinda Bencic 6-4, 7-5 in the final of the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open. For Goerges, it was her first final in Luxembourg -- the site of her WTA debut -- since 2010. "This tournament

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    Motor racing: Hamilton v Vettel, the Formula One season so far

    The following details the Mercedes driver's battle with Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel so far this season: - - - - AUSTRALIA Hamilton started the season on pole position but Vettel took the 48th victory of his career, after a Mercedes miscalculation during a virtual safety car period that allowed

  • Kasatkina denies Tunisian Jabeur to lift Kremlin Cup
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    Kasatkina denies Tunisian Jabeur to lift Kremlin Cup

    Home favorite Daria Kasatkina roared back from a set and 4-1 down to win the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Saturday, denying Tunisian qualifer Ons Jabeur a first WTA title for her country. Last year's runner-up Kasatkina survived a rollercoaster encounter to complete the turnaround for a 2-6 7-6(3) 6

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    Stephens enjoys emotional campaign after Grand Slam breakthrough

    Stephens struggled for form in the wake of her triumph at Flushing Meadows in 2017, but rediscovered her touch to claim the Miami Open title in March before losing the French Open final to world number one Simona Halep. Obviously very overwhelming, winning a Grand Slam after not having played for 11

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    Bertens keen to capitalize on WTA Finals reprieve

    Bertens has had her best year on tour to date, winning three titles and reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals, but an early exit in Moscow this week left her ninth in the Race to Singapore standings and heading to Southeast Asia as a first alternate. "After my loss in Moscow I felt really disappointed

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    Factbox: WTA Finals - player profiles

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Form guide for the eight women competing at the WTA Finals in Singapore. RED GROUP Angelique Kerber (Germany) Race to Singapore ranking: 2 World ranking: 3 Born: Jan. 18, 1988 (Age: 30) Height: 1.73 meters Plays: Left-handed Grand Slam titles: 3 2018 WTA match record (won-lost):

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    Halep remains upbeat after 'best' season despite injury

    Simona Halep is disappointed that a back injury forced her out of the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore but the Romanian world number one will still reflect on 2018 as her best year on the tour after finally claiming a Grand Slam title. Halep lost her third straight major final when she fell to

  • Golf: Koepka leads in Korea, closes in on No.1 ranking
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    Golf: Koepka leads in Korea, closes in on No.1 ranking

    Brooks Koepka moved into position to claim his first win on his first start of the new PGA Tour season after the American shot a five-under-par 67 in the third round of the $9.5 million CJ Cup in South Korea on Saturday to open up a four-stroke lead. Koepka, who won two of last season's four majors

  • Tennis: Osaka plans to stay 'weird' in ever-changing career
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    Tennis: Osaka plans to stay 'weird' in ever-changing career

    The 21-year-old Japanese stunned Serena Williams to capture an emotional U.S. Open triumph last month, before her humble yet idiosyncratic character garnered even more admirers in a slew of high-profile television interviews following that win. Osaka's stellar season has seen her rise to number

  • Motorcycling: Dovizioso on pole in Japan, Marquez to start sixth
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    Motorcycling: Dovizioso on pole in Japan, Marquez to start sixth

    Italian Andrea Dovizioso piled the pressure on championship leader Marc Marquez by qualifying in pole position for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix while the Spaniard will start in sixth. Honda's Marquez can win a fifth MotoGP title with a win at Motegi but Dovizioso, his closest rival in the championship

  • NHL roundup: Panthers top Caps in shootout
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    NHL roundup: Panthers top Caps in shootout

    Jonathan Huberdeau scored the deciding goal in the fourth round of a shootout as the visiting Florida Panthers defeated the Washington Capitals 6-5 on Friday night. Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck also scored for Florida in the shootout. The game would have gone down as a Panthers loss had Trocheck

  • NFL notebook: With RB Fournette out, Jaguars acquire Hyde
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    NFL notebook: With RB Fournette out, Jaguars acquire Hyde

    With starting running back Leonard Fournette ruled out for his third straight game and limited to just 20 carries this season, the Jacksonville Jaguars have acquired Carlos Hyde from the Cleveland Browns for a fifth-round draft pick. Fournette suffered a hamstring injury in the season opener against

  • NBA roundup: Butler jeered, cheered in Wolves win
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    NBA roundup: Butler jeered, cheered in Wolves win

    Jimmy Butler scored 33 points on 10-of-12 shooting during his first home contest of the season to help the Minnesota Timberwolves post a 131-123 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night in Minneapolis. Butler was heartily booed in pregame introductions, stemming from his trade request and

  • Wozniacki seeks repeat at wide-open WTA Finals
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    Wozniacki seeks repeat at wide-open WTA Finals

    With Serena Williams battling to regain fitness and top form following a difficult childbirth in 2017, the Grand Slams went to four different women for the second consecutive year. Caroline Wozniacki was one of three first-time major champions when she captured the Australian Open in January and the

  • College football notebook: Arkansas quarterback Storey to miss game
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    College football notebook: Arkansas quarterback Storey to miss game

    Arkansas quarterback Ty Storey will miss Saturday's game against Tulsa as he continues to recover from a head injury suffered last weekend in a 37-33 loss to Ole Miss, according to multiple reports on Friday. Razorbacks coach Chad Morris said earlier this week that Storey practiced on Tuesday but

  • NHL veteran Tootoo retires after 13 seasons
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    NHL veteran Tootoo retires after 13 seasons

    After 13 seasons in the NHL, forward Jordin Tootoo has decided to retire, making the announcement on Friday. After sitting out the 2017-18 season on long-term injured reserve with an upper-body injury, he did not play after the Chicago Blackhawks assigned him to Rockford of the American Hockey League

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    ATP roundup: Top seed Isner wins another marathon

    John Isner, known for his habit of playing long matches, continued the trend Friday by overcoming fellow American Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (8), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) to move on to the semifinals of the Intrum Stockholm Open in Sweden. The top-seeded Isner has played two matches at the tournament thus far, with

  • MLB notebook: Red Sox's Sale to start World Series opener
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    MLB notebook: Red Sox's Sale to start World Series opener

    Boston ace Chris Sale will start the opening game of the World Series on Tuesday, Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Friday during a radio interview. The left-hander was scratched from his second start in the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros due to a stomach illness. Sale

  • NASCAR notebook: Almirola relishing no-lose status at Kansas
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    NASCAR notebook: Almirola relishing no-lose status at Kansas

    Aric Almirola is excited to enjoy a rare moment in NASCAR racing -- an elimination event with no downside for the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford team. Entering Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (at 2 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), Almirola already is locked into

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    WTA roundup: Goerges rallies to move into Luxembourg finals

    Top-seeded German Julia Goerges rallied back from two points from defeat qualifier Eugenie Bouchard and reach the finals of the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open on Friday. Goerges will return to the final in Luxembourg for the first time since 2010 with her 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-1 win. Bouchard took command

  • Motor racing: Larson not giving up despite setback at Kansas
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    Motor racing: Larson not giving up despite setback at Kansas

    It is a situation that seemingly should make drivers feel unease, rankle their nerves and bring about second-guessing on how they ended up being on the brink of elimination from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs barring a win in this weekend's elimination race. In fact, Larson is almost

  • NFL notebook: With RB Fournette out, Jaguars acquire Hyde
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    NFL notebook: With RB Fournette out, Jaguars acquire Hyde

    With starting running back Leonard Fournette ruled out for his third straight game and limited to just 20 carries this season, the Jacksonville Jaguars have acquired Carlos Hyde from the Cleveland Browns for a fifth-round draft pick. Fournette suffered a hamstring injury in the season opener against

  • Giants WR Beckham vows to improve, but needs help
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    Giants WR Beckham vows to improve, but needs help

    Odell Beckham Jr. is ready to do his part to get the New York Giants back on a winning path. "I'm ready to talk about the Atlanta Falcons," Beckham said. ... We win games together, we lose games together." With the Giants at 1-5 preparing for Monday Night Football in Atlanta, Beckham